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Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs)


Athens, Greece
Wednesday 28 May 2014

Divani Caravel Hotel
2, Vas. Alexandrou Avenue
16121 Athens, Greece

Room: Horizon


On Wednesday 28 May 2014, the European Commission Directorate-General for Enterprise and Industry hosted a seminar in Athens on the issue of cross-border credit and claims management within the EU.

SMEs often find it too daunting, complicated or expensive (consulting fees, legal counsel, document translation, etc.), to pursue legal action when needed, against companies or individuals in other Member States. They are also afraid they will not get paid.

The Athens seminar on Cross Border Business was one of a series of national events whose purpose is to help SMEs to understand what options are available to them for successfully managing cross border credit and for recovering cross-borders payments. This will also help increasing their overall business efficiency and competitiveness.

This campaign is organised in the context of the pilot project "Rapid and efficient enforcement of outstanding claims by SMEs operating across borders" funded by the European Union.


Guide to cross-border credit and claims management pdf - 753 KB [753 KB] български (bg) čeština (cs) dansk (da) Deutsch (de) eesti keel (et) ελληνικά (el) español (es) français (fr) hrvatski (hr) italiano (it) latviešu valoda (lv) lietuvių kalba (lt) magyar (hu) Malti (mt) Nederlands (nl) polski (pl) português (pt) română (ro) slovenčina (sk) slovenščina (sl) suomi (fi) svenska (sv)

Agenda pdf - 147 KB [147 KB] ελληνικά (el)

Speakers' CV

Poster jpeg - 3 MB [3 MB] ελληνικά (el)

Speakers' presentations

  • Paula Carney pdf - 2 MB [2 MB]
  • Konstantinos P. Papadiamantis pdf - 1009 KB [1009 KB] ελληνικά (el)
  • Marios Eliades pdf - 783 KB [783 KB] ελληνικά (el) >> Application for European Payment Order pdf - 3 MB [3 MB] ελληνικά (el)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) pdf - 654 KB [654 KB] ελληνικά (el)



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